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Could Islamic law be the key to defeating ISIS?

Could Islamic law be the key to defeating ISIS? Creative commons image Jordi Boixareu under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Nov 2015
The solution to ISIS could be offering a different interpretation of Islamic Law, says Muslim scholar Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about?

So, what is this EU referendum everybody is talking about? Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime - Jonybigude | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
David Cameron has outlined his demands for EU renegotiation prior to a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. But what does this all mean?

What was the Bosman ruling? The one minute guide

What was the Bosman ruling? The one minute guide Creative commons image Guts Gaming under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 25 Sep 2015
A really, really quick explanation of the 1996 European Court of Justice Ruling on the Bosman case, and how it applies to football.

Getting into Hot Water over Hot Coffee

Getting into Hot Water over Hot Coffee Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Sep 2015
Why did Rockstar have to pay out more than $20 million in legal fees for some hidden code left in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?...

The balance between observance of the law and observance of religion.

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The balance between observance of the law and observance of religion. Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 17 Aug 2015
By Chantelle Ankers-Burke
Blackburn and Others v HMRC (2013) - How the law should be interpreted in light of religious beliefs and practices? 

Prayer in the Public Domain

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Prayer in the Public Domain
Updated 30 Jul 2015
By Dawn Cope
Understanding the 17 Town of Greece, New York v Galloway et al Docket case with prayer and community in mind.

Sacred and secular: How to research a blog post

Sacred and secular: How to research a blog post Creative commons image Gordon Giles under CC-BY-ND-2.5 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 22 Jun 2015
Find out about the sacred and secular project and how to research law and religion cases for your blog posts on the subject. 

The illicit world of Indian dance

The illicit world of Indian dance Copyrighted image Copyright: Vonora | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
Although Bollywood has brought social change, the history of dancers in India is a story of shaming. Anna Morcom visited Thinking Allowed to...

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate key areas of the Scottish legal system, including laws relating to employment and children, and consider the role of the Scottish...

The law dissertation

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The law dissertation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
The Law Dissertation is the final element of the LLM and will support you in completing a research project based on your previous LLM studies.

Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities

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Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This course examines the Foundations of Legal Knowledge in land law, and equity and trusts, looking at a variety of issues concerning ownership and...

Exploring legal meaning

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Exploring legal meaning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
This course explores the place and meaning of law in the modern world and provides a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts.